(Re-)Claim Exhibition Opens This Thursday

The cast and crew of the United States of Asian America Festival 2010 invites you to join them for the 13th Annual Gallery Opening Reception. Partake in local food with Curry Up Now, and Asian inspired tacos from Kung Fu Tacos and and drinks while sampling some of the festival art and performances offered by Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander artists and organizations.

What: (Re-) Claim, an exhibition curated by Jennifer Banta and Pamela Wu Kochiyama, featuring the work of Mark Baugh-SasakiKathy Fuji-OkaSu-Chen Hung;Christina MazzaJudy Shintani and Truong Tran.
When: Opening reception Thursday May 6, 5pm to 8pm. Exhibition dates Thursday, May 6 through Friday, May 28, 2010.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Free admission

Main Gallery Exhibition:
(Re-) Claim
, curated by Jennifer Banta and Pamela Wu Kochiyama, presents the work of Mark Baugh-SasakiKathy Fuji-OkaSu-Chen Hung;Christina MazzaJudy Shintani and Truong Tran in a critical investigation into the discarded objects of the everyday or what gets left behind and the redemptive process that renders an object “fundamentally new.” How does detritus reveal the imprint of its locality and the residue of human lives? This exhibition locates the self in poetic, imaginary as well as ecological modes and gives voice to moments personal and historical by re-framing the present. In a time of frugality and perceived scarcity the impetus that nothing shall be discarded also includes stories, history, memory and ultimately, our deep interconnections.